Monday, July 28



There's something to be said about the ability to see things from a different perspective. I love learning new spiritual disciplines (though sometimes painful!), studying God's word and applying it in practical ways in my life, and seeing God's word opened up in a new light. There are also plenty of times as a Christian woman when I know God is up to something simply divine and I'm given this honorable position on the sidelines, trying to peek around the next corner, anxious to see what is coming, trying to keep a quiet heart.

Now is one of those times.

As Sean and I bathe these days in prayer I find myself upset with myself for ever forgetting that these aren't just ordinary days that we're given to live. Laundry, dishes, and swimming lessons aren't the big family picture. God is always doing something, whether or not there are outwards signs to make us aware. His hand is always at work. God is not just a small part of our family's life, our destiny. Instead, we are a part of His eternal plan, small time, small time players in a much bigger photograph.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Hannah,
What a lovely post! Your thoughts on faith always inspire me...thanks for sharing!
Sarah

Dawn said...

Great post. Very much needed in my life right now too. :-)

Unfortunatly I haven't been doing as much praying as I should but instead asking God 'why' on certain things or 'I just don't understand God'.
I am sure He is tired of me whining about this issue or issues going on.
It's not that I don't trust Him, oh I do, I am just one of those curious people who need to to know why for certain situations.
I may never find out here on this Earth but you can bet I will ask in Heaven. :-)

I am also so thankful He hasn't taken His hand off my life yet. I don't deserve His grace and mercy. Been such a brat these past few months. Not ungreatful, just bratty. I have no idea why either, it's not like me. Probably stemming from my lack of prayer...grrr...

Anyway I am done rambling...again, good post ya got!

Blessings,
Dawn

Esther Plaster said...

thank you for this post. really encouraging and good to be reminded of these truths. thank you for helping me to see once again that we are in the great story - and that there is more and that we are a part of the kingdom, at hand, as well as the kingdom coming. blessings.

Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

this hit home. i have been sleepless many nights of worries despite assurances from my family. i guess, i need to take the backseat and trust. sometimes, if not most, i find it difficult to do so. i am always forgetting that i am just a speck of a grand plan. God bless you.

emily said...

Hi Hannah, I love this post. I don't think I've been here before, but I came over through the comment you left on my post about the babysitters. Great points you made there, btw.

Again, this post is excellent. You write beautifully and I can't wait to look around your blog a bit!